Neil Putnam administers the planning and zoning department. He is the initial contact for development and subdivision of property within the city and its area of extraterritorial jurisdiction.
Neil has extensive experience in government services. He is a member of the S.D. Planners Association, Mitchell Historical Preservation Commission, American Planners Association, Western Planners Resources, and the City's representative of the committee of Planning and Development District III. He has a bachelor's degree from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. with majors in political science and sociology. He has been with the city since February 1998. Prior to that, he was Davison County Equalization Director.